Climate Finance in Tanzania (Bird, Neil / Yanda, Pius)

There are a number of actions that could improve the effective delivery of climate finance in Tanzania. Government’s 2012 national climate change strategy provides guidance for many of the implementation and coordination challenges posed. However, less attention has been given to the funding of this response. A better understanding is needed of the policy, budgeting and institutional arrangements that determine the level of climate finance allocated through the national budget. A recent study carried out by the Centre for Climate Change Studies (CCCS) at the University of Dar es Salaam and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) of London has made a first attempt to identify relevant public expenditure. The study analysed the funding allocated to climate change actions that went through the national budget over the 4-year period 2009/2010 – 2012/13. Fifteen ministries were identified based on their policy engagement on climate change and their record of spending was investigated. A total of 87 expenditure lines from the development budgets of these ministries were classified as being climate change-relevant, allowing a first estimate to be made of government funding going towards climate change actions.

ODI, London / Centre for Climate Change Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, 2014.

Copyright: ODI, London.


Created Date: 21-10-2015
Last Updated Date: 30-11-2015
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